Tag Archives: Madden

3DS Launch Lineup Detailed

 

Nintendo released the finalized launch-day lineup for the 3DS today.  In their statement, Nintendo confirmed that most 3DS will cost 40 dollars (US).  There will be 16 launch-day games (18 if you include AR Games and Face Raiders, which come installed on the console.) when the 3DS hits shelves on March 27th.  There are 3 first-party games; Nintendogs + Cats, Pilotwings Resort, and my personal favorite, Steel Diver.  Highlights of t third-party offering include Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition, Ridge Racer 3D and Madden Football 3D.

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EA and NFL Extend Madden Exclusivity Contract for Another Year

The NFL has agreed to extend their exclusive licensing agreement with EA Sports for an extra season, through 2013.  EA has had the exclusive right to use the names and logos of the NFL and its teams since 2004.  The initial deal gave EA exclusivity for five years, but in 2008 the agreement was extended through Madden 2012, which will presumably be released this August. However, with a potential lockout looming for the NFL – The collective bargaining agreement between the NFLPA and the NFL team owners will expire next month –  EA has expressed misgiving about being short-changed in the last year of their agreement.
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